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    aGPS technology pioneer and smart wearable rising star Garmin seems to be technically sitting IFA 2016 out, electing to unveil its latest budget-friendly multisport watch from the comfort of its Olathe, Kansas home via a lackluster written press release. The announcement is lackluster, mind you, not the actual ...

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    With all due respect to other companies' wearables to be showcased at IFA Berlin this year, the only real smartwatch of Note (heh) that's garnered enough buzz to be watched is Samsung's Gear S3. Three variations have been rumored about at this point: The Gear S3 Classic, showing off a more traditional wristwatch form ...

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    What’s “Nu” (read new) from Nubia at the 2016 Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin? Not much, as ZTE’s growingly ambitious sub-brand essentially follows Asus’ suit by expanding a previously domestic-exclusive product to European shores. The difference is the “bezel-less”, no-boundary-dreaming Nubia Z11 ...

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    While it’s recently had to face unusual criticism for Gorilla Glass 5’s apparent scratch vulnerability on the otherwise tough as nails Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Corning remains the clear leader of the cover glass industry it single-handedly established almost a decade ago. But keeping more than 4.5 billion devices ...

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    While one isolated event where a massively popular, sizzling hot mobile device like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 randomly bursts into flames doesn’t sound particularly troubling, five separate claims of freak home explosions purportedly occurring within a one-week stretch are pretty hard to ignore. So the world’s ...

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    While we were obviously hoping for more Acer movement on the pre-IFA smartphone and wearable release front, as well as perhaps concrete details on the StarVR headset’s limited IMAX VR Center commercial debut, we couldn’t remain altogether indifferent to the Taiwanese PC veteran’s crowded new Windows 10 laptop ...

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    Previously unveiled in and for Taiwan, the 2-in-1 Transformer 3 Pro and Transformer 3 Windows PCs, as well as the non-convertible Android-based ZenPad 3S 10, officially spread their wings to European shores today at a pre-IFA Zenvolution event. The tablet trio’s headliner is undoubtedly the 12.6-inch Asus Transformer ...

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    This is why you shouldn’t think too much of leaked pre-release product photos like the blurry ones that showed off the Asus ZenWatch 3 in final certification stages a few weeks back. The round-shaped new Android Wear timepiece looks way sleeker now that it’s officially unveiled, with a relatively skinny 9.95mm ...

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    Everyone from Oculus to Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG and even Xiaomi and Alcatel wants an early piece of the virtual reality hardware profits and brand recognition pie, but Acer is interestingly doing its own thing, partnering with video game development studio Starbreeze and the IMAX Corporation for a unique StarVR ...

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    Acer’s “new and exciting holiday season lineup” just needed over an hour of pre-IFA marketing buildup in Berlin, but smartphone and wearable enthusiasts were disappointed to see Predator and Liquid families snubbed from the PC-packed event. Not to worry, as two Liquid Z6 series handhelds got a lower-key official ...

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    Hardware choice is typically a good thing, and it’s an essential part of the very solid foundation on which the diverse Android ecosystem was created and continues to thrive on, but there is such a thing as too much choice. Call it brand dilution, lack of focus or fuzzy product release strategy if you will, but voice ...

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    If you own an Android phone, you now have a new way to look for everything inside of it. And you'll be able to do it in style on the LG V20. Google is introducing its locally-based "In Apps" search mode as an easy way to pick out the things of the past you need to bring up right now. All you have to do is scroll over to ...

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    Want a job with a six-figure salary in an industry that offers huge growth potential? Consider training for a rewarding career in data management with The Big Data Bundle, offered to Pocketnow readers for over 90% off the retail price. The Big Data Bundle is a convenient and cost effective way to learn essential data ...

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    All new looks are in store if you decide to update both your Pebble app and your Pebble Time/Time Steel/Time Round watches to firmware 4.0. Not only that, but Pebble OS has a new feel, too. Straight from the watchface, you can press up to hit up Pebble Health. You'll get your step stats and more to the right. ...

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    Huami, Xiaomi's lifestyle brand, has made some fairly simple fitness trackers, including one that's been plagued with delays. But maybe a whole new crowdfunded beast can paper over sins of the past. Meet the Amazfit. The case is made from ceramic and houses a 1.34-inch circular display with a 300 x 300 resolution. It's ...

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    The Federal Trade Commission has lost a fight over mobile data throttling against AT&T. This two-year-old case stemmed over the FTC's accusation that the carrier needed to inform the commission before slowing down the data speeds of customers using excessive amounts of it on a grandfathered unlimited plan. The ...

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    Every time you make a payment with your credit card, the bank that issues your card takes a cut of the final bill. If you're into mobile payments, the tech company behind it also asks for a cut of each transaction. These small cut, but single-digit percentages can make a difference in the bottom line. Take RadPad's ...

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    Last year's Chromebook Pixel has now come out of stock from the Google Store. The $1,299 ChromeOS laptop didn't get much word from its maker when it dropped from the sales beat. The second Pixel book ends its run at 17 months and just two months after a job posting surfaced for a "Quality Engineer" for the Chromebook ...

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    The FCC has not published any regulatory documents related to the iPhone 7 or the Apple Watch 2 just yet. But, according to at least one Russian tech outlet, the Eurasian Economic Commission has taken a look at those devices and another one that has to do with the lack of a headphone jack on that new mobile phone. ...

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    Earlier this year, Sony break-off company VAIO released a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone called the Phone Biz. We ridiculed its name as the tackiest in... the phone biz. That, and it was a fairly middling device in horsepower with a Snapdragon 617. But it was a third-party offering for Japanese Windows Phone customers and ...

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    If anyone is looking to use the Samsung Exynos 7570 chipset in the near future, they won't need to buy separate modems to work out all of the wireless connections to the phone. That's because all of the radios needed for LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM and GLONASS (for GPS) communications are embedded onto the chip. That ...

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    This year's supposed HTC-made Nexus devices, codenamed "Marlin" and "Sailfish," may not have "Nexus" in their names. Sources to Android Central are instead saying that "Google" will be integral to the branding of the phones. Another integral part to the products is that they will feature special and exclusive software ...

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    It looks like black might be the new gray after all, instead of blue being the new black. Confused? Too much minute speculation on a pair of upcoming high-end iOS smartphones that shouldn’t radically change much about their predecessors will do that to you, tackling everything from antenna bands to ports, buttons, ...

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    Less than 24 hours after Fitbit officially announced a pair of long overdue new entry-level wearable devices at seemingly reasonable $100 to $150 prices, Amazon quietly (and incredibly) decided to undercut the activity tracker manufacturer’s pre-order rates. These are the retailer’s own Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 ...

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    According to Strategy Analytics, China-based ZTE is currently the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the US and second largest in the no-contract market. That’s clearly thanks to the affordable high-end Axon line first and foremost, though ultra-low-cost prepaid ZMAX and Warp models must have also contributed ...

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